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And having treasur'd up fuch immenfe ftores of science , perhaps the faculties of his foul grew more vigorous after He was depriv'd of his fight : and his Imagination ( naturally fublime , and inlarg'd by reading Romances , * of which ...
Who firft feduc'd them to that foul revolt ? Th'infernal ferpent ! he it was , whose guile , Stirr'd up with envy and revenge , deceiv'd The mother of mankind , what time his pride Had caft him out from heav'n , with all his hoft Of ...
... indanger'd heav'n's perpetual King , And put to proof His high fupremacy : Whether upheld by strength , or chance , or fate , Too well I fee and rue the dire event , That with fad overthrow and foul defeat Hath loft us heav'n : and ...
... fell 445 To idols foul . Thammuz came next behind , Whose annual wound in Lebanon allur'd The Syrian damfels , to lament his fate In am'rous ditties all a fummer's day ; 440 450 While fmooth Adonis from his native rock Ran purple ...
... fuch as rais'd To height of nobleft temper Heroes old Arming to battel ; and instead of rage , Deliberate valor breath'd , firm , and unmov'd With dread of death to flight , or foul retreat ; 555 Nor wanting pow'r to mitigate and ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - VivalaErin - LibraryThing
The shortest answer is: John Milton was a poetic genius. PL is so beautiful, you can't help but feel for Adam and Eve. Even Satan is a great character - he so wants to be an epic hero. This poem is a masterpiece, and he wrote it completely blind. Beautiful, absolutely amazing. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - StefanY - LibraryThing
Historical significance and beautifully descriptive prose aside, I couldn't get into this book at all. Maybe it's too much familiarity with the plot or the inevitability of the impending doom of the ... Read full review